Health & Well-being

with acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine

in Ottawa and Westboro

Whole body approach

Cancer care


I support, relieve cancer patients of various health issues they may experience due to the nature of their disease or their cancer treatment-related side-effects, both for children and adults, before, during, and after cancer treatments. The objective is to improve quality of life, to experience a serene journey of cancer care and to optimize the outcome of the treatments.

I see and support patients living with cancer at various stage daily. This experience provides me the expertise to assist patients in a variety of way. With proper care and some changes in your way of life, you may appreciate life again both during and after your journey of cancer care.

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"Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better". 


General Health


Although cancer care occupies most of my time, I also see general public for other health conditions. Ages range from babies of 6 months old to seniors of 95 years-old. Treatments can be with or without needles.  The objective is to address the imbalances safely, and effectively.

Frequently seen conditions are chronic ones as most patients have exhausted numbers of other medical systems before they come and see me. Those conditions belong to the domains of pain, respiratory, digestive, urinary, fertility, men and women,  mobility disorders. Stress, anxiety, sleep, vertigo, seizure, tremors and other un-common imbalances are also frequently seen. 

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“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” 


Integrative Medicine


Certain condition is believed impossible to treat in one system of medicine can be alleviated, treated or cured in other system of medicine. From that observation, integrative medicine has emerged. The ideal is to work together with the objective to improve patients health, safely and effectively. Referring patients to the right practitioner for a medical condition is a form of caring. Knowing when and where to refer requires knowledge, understanding and compassion.

I am honoured to have patients and healthcare professionals trust when it comes to treat protracted conditions which need multi-disciplinary approach.

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(Come and see for yourself)


Bilingual service - Service bilingue

Traditional Chinese Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is an empirical, time-tested medicine of thousands of years that comprises TCM herbology, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, Guasha or scraping, and Qi balancing. TCM Practitioners are regulated, and are authorized to perform those modalities. Its use is a natural, safe and effective way to promote health, and treat a wide range of diseases and ailments.

Acupuncture & Moxibustion


Acupuncture and Moxibustion use needles and heat stimulations to re-establish the free flow of the Qi and Blood. Their original use was based on Traditional Chinese Medicinne (TCM) diagnosis in a much different way than the current, overly-simplified version seen in some professions. With rigorous TCM diagnosis, my patients benefit clinical results that go beyond pain management and neurological disorders.

Prevention & Preservation


What is at equilibrium is easy to maintain;

What has not emerged is easy to plan;

What is fragile is easy to dissolve;

What's is minute is easy to disperse.

Act when there is yet nothing to do.

Govern when there is yet no disorder.

- Dao De Jing, by Chuang-Zi, chapter 64 -

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The fiirst visit is $95, this includes your first treatment, if time permits.

Follow-up visits start at $55.

Fees are a guideline only. Depending on the time spent, complexity of the treatment, the actual cost will be adjusted accordingly.

Treatments are in non-soundproof private rooms.

All visits excludes herbal products. Selection of organic, premium, labs-tested for unwanted chemicals herbal products are available onsite for your convenience. You are not obligated to purchase them at my workplace.

Preparation for your visit

Come 5min early to get ready.

Bring shorts to change into.

Do not come overly hungry.

Keep good hygiene practice.

Fill your form ahead of the initial visit to save time or come 15min earlier than your scheduled time to fill it at the office: click here to download the form

Insurance billings

Insurance billing is under "acupuncture" performed by registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (R.TCMP), or registered Acupuncturists (R.Ac). 

Although patients calls me "doctor TRAN", or "doctor Giao", but I am not a medical doctor (MD).

Contact Giao TRAN

Write to Giao TRAN! - Ecrivez à Giao TRAN!

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Westboro Acupuncture House

353 Dominion Avenue,

Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 2H1, Canada

Monday to Friday: 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Saturday: 11 am to 1 pm

To book your first appointment, please:

  • fill the form on this website, or 
  • send an email
  • remember to state your availability, preferences

On street parking right across the office is free. The driveway is reserved for patients with mobility difficulty. 

The office is wheelchair friendly.

353 Dominion Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 2H1, Canada